England v Barbarians called off after players breach Covid rules

England v Barbarians called off after players breach Covid rules

England, who have not played since March, are set to face Italy in the Six Nations on Saturday 31 October in Rome England’s match against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday has been called off after 12 Barbarians players were stood down for breaking Covid rules. The players left their hotel bubble – contrary to … Read more England v Barbarians called off after players breach Covid rules

Veggie burgers are still burgers, EU lawmakers rule

Veggie burgers are still burgers, EU lawmakers rule

BRUSSELS: Plant-based products that do not contain meat can continue to be labeled “sausages” or “burgers,” European lawmakers said Friday, when they rejected a proposal back by the meat industry to ban the terms. In votes on issues relating to agricultural products, the European Parliament said that so-called veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages … Read more Veggie burgers are still burgers, EU lawmakers rule

Students decry letter defending N-word use at the University of Ottawa

Students decry letter defending N-word use at the University of Ottawa

Students at the University of Ottawa are condemning a letter signed by 34 professors at the school defending a colleague who was suspended for using the N-word in class. Part-time University of Ottawa professor Verushka Lieutenant-Duval was suspended Sept. 23 after a student complained she had said the N-word during a class as an example of a word that a … Read more Students decry letter defending N-word use at the University of Ottawa

SC rejects PIL seeking dismissal of Maharashtra govt | India News

SC rejects PIL seeking dismissal of Maharashtra govt | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking dismissal of the Uddhav Thackeray-led government of Maharashtra and imposition of President’s Rule in the state. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said that it could not entertain prayers like these. “As a … Read more SC rejects PIL seeking dismissal of Maharashtra govt | India News

Farmers’ welfare UP government’s top priority: Yogi Adityanath | India News

Farmers' welfare UP government's top priority: Yogi Adityanath | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid widespread agitation against the three central farm laws in Punjab and Haryana, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday asserted that the farmers’ welfare and the growth of agriculture sector in the state are his government’s top priorities. Enlisting a slew of pro-farmers measures by his government in Uttar Pradesh, the … Read more Farmers’ welfare UP government’s top priority: Yogi Adityanath | India News

SpiceJet operates 1,000 flights to repatriate 1.75 lakh passengers | India News

SpiceJet operates 1,000 flights to repatriate 1.75 lakh passengers | India News

MUMBAI: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it has operated over 1,000 charter flights to repatriate 1.75 lakh passengers so far in times of the pandemic. The charter flights included 16 long-haul services to and from London, Amsterdam, Toronto and Rome, among others, SpiceJet said in a release. Besides, the airline operated more than 8,500 … Read more SpiceJet operates 1,000 flights to repatriate 1.75 lakh passengers | India News

Nirbhaya Trust Gen Secy accuses Cong of ignoring calls to not give tickets to accused of crimes against women | India News

J&K outfits use ambulances to run terror errands | India News

NEW DELHI: Having been denied a Congress ticket for the Bihar Assembly polls, Sarvesh Tiwari, the general secretary of the Nirbhaya Trust, has accused the Congress of ignoring calls to not give tickets to those accused of crimes against women. In a letter to Sonia Gandhi, he expressed disappointment over the ticket distribution for the … Read more Nirbhaya Trust Gen Secy accuses Cong of ignoring calls to not give tickets to accused of crimes against women | India News

NSG has trained Sri Lankan PM’s security personnel in close protection: Force chief | India News

J&K outfits use ambulances to run terror errands | India News

GURUGRAM: India’s federal counter-terrorist force NSG has trained a select group of personnel who protect the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, the chief of the commando force said on Friday. In his address on the occasion of the force’s 36th Raising Day, NSG director general (additional charge) SS Deswal said the force has acquired the most … Read more NSG has trained Sri Lankan PM’s security personnel in close protection: Force chief | India News

Even Pakistan, Afghanistan handled Covid better than India: Rahul Gandhi on IMF projections | India News

Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over Covid-19 handling, says Pakistan, Afghanistan did it better | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a dig at the Centre on Friday over IMF’s projection that the Indian economy is set to contract by a massive 10.3 per cent this year, saying it was another “solid achievement” by the government. Gandhi took a swipe at the government on Twitter by tagging a chart … Read more Even Pakistan, Afghanistan handled Covid better than India: Rahul Gandhi on IMF projections | India News

There are only 2 governors in India – Maharashtra and West Bengal: Sanjay Raut | India News

There are only 2 governors in India - Maharashtra and West Bengal: Sanjay Raut | India News

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said that there are only two governors in the country – one in West Bengal and another in Maharashtra. Raut’s comments came following Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari‘s letter to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray regarding the opening of temples in the state. “A governor is a political … Read more There are only 2 governors in India – Maharashtra and West Bengal: Sanjay Raut | India News

Central teams deputed to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal to monitor Covid-19 situation | India News

Central teams deputed to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal to monitor Covid-19 situation | India News

NEW DELHI: The Union ministry of health and family welfare has deputed high level Central teams to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal as these states have been reporting a surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases in the recent days. According to a statement by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) … Read more Central teams deputed to Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal to monitor Covid-19 situation | India News

Sometimes I feel like running away: Working moms on the brink of burnout | India News

Sometimes I feel like running away: Working moms on the brink of burnout | India News

Some days I find myself watching the clock too often, waiting for my kids’ bedtime. I really hate myself those days, knowing that I’m anxiously awaiting the moment they are tucked into bed. I really am obsessed with my children, just like every mother. I take every opportunity to hug and kiss them and remind … Read more Sometimes I feel like running away: Working moms on the brink of burnout | India News

Gadkari inaugurates 10 major road projects | India News

Gadkari inaugurates 10 major road projects | India News

AMARAVATI: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday dedicated to the nation 10 major road projects, including two important flyovers on national highways in Vijayawada city, completed at a cost of Rs 8,038 crore in Andhra Pradesh. Gadkari also conducted the bhumi puja (ground- breaking) for the development of another 16 … Read more Gadkari inaugurates 10 major road projects | India News

NCR pollution: SC appoints one-man panel to monitor stubble burning | India News

NCR pollution: SC appoints one-man panel to monitor stubble burning | India News

NEW DELHI: Concerned by possibility of smoke from stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana choking the NCR, the Supreme Court on Friday appointed one-man committee under former SC judge Madan Lokur to monitor the stubble fire and take preventive steps with help of chief secretaries of concerned states. The SC asked the heads of National … Read more NCR pollution: SC appoints one-man panel to monitor stubble burning | India News

India-US 2+2 meet: Defence cooperation on agenda amid LAC stand-off | India News

India-US 2+2 meet: Defence cooperation on agenda amid LAC stand-off | India News

NEW DELHI: In the run-up to the 2+2 meeting between foreign and defence ministers of India and the US, the two countries are ramping up high-level defence contacts, apart from expanding the Indo-Pacific from naval cooperation to include the army. Vice chief of Army staff, Lt Gen SK Saini will be traveling to the US … Read more India-US 2+2 meet: Defence cooperation on agenda amid LAC stand-off | India News

MSP, government procurement important part of country’s food security: PM Modi | India News

MSP, government procurement important part of country's food security: PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government is committed towards procurement of agri crops at minimum support price (MSP) and termed it as an important part of the country’s food security. He further said that efforts are being made to improve Mandi infrastructure so that MSP buying continues in a scientific … Read more MSP, government procurement important part of country’s food security: PM Modi | India News

What is TRP scam: All you need to know | India News

What is TRP scam: All you need to know | India News

The day Mumbai top cop said they had busted a TRP racket, Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on October 8 issued a statement accusing Pram Bir Singh of making ‘false allegations’ against the channel. Goswami had said that Republic TV questioned Singh’s role in the investigation on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The channel had moved … Read more What is TRP scam: All you need to know | India News

SC seeks AG’s assistance on plea against MP HC bail condition of victim tying Rakhi to molester | India News

SC seeks AG's assistance on plea against MP HC bail condition of victim tying Rakhi to molester | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday sought Attorney General‘s assistance on a plea for stay on the Madhya Pradesh High Court order which granted bail to an accused in a molestation case on the condition that he would request the alleged victim to tie him ‘Rakhi’. A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar issued … Read more SC seeks AG’s assistance on plea against MP HC bail condition of victim tying Rakhi to molester | India News

Govt will decide right age for marriage vis-a-vis motherhood soon after getting report: PM Modi | India News

Govt will decide right age for marriage vis-a-vis motherhood soon after getting report: PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured the “daughters of the country” that the government will decide the right age for marriage vis-a-vis motherhood as soon as the concerned committee gives its report. “Discussion is underway to decide the right age for marriage of our daughters. From across the country, daughters have written … Read more Govt will decide right age for marriage vis-a-vis motherhood soon after getting report: PM Modi | India News

Tatas are the biggest political donors, BJP biggest recipient: ADR report | India News

Tatas are the biggest political donors, BJP biggest recipient: ADR report | India News

NEW DELHI: According to a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), BJP was the biggest recipient of political donations, followed by the Congress in year 2018-19. While the BJP got Rs 698 crore, the Congress came a distant second with a total amount of Rs 122.5 crore, the ADR said in its report. The … Read more Tatas are the biggest political donors, BJP biggest recipient: ADR report | India News